I witnessed a mother weight shame her teenage daughter.

I’m sure that many people especially plus sized ones can identify when I say this but I got a sudden wave of anger. Here’s why , the girl was maybe a size 15 or 16 (American) and on top of that she was only 15 or 16 years old .An age where self esteem and confidence needs to be nurtured before the young adult years come in and she finds her worth in other things or through other people. It was like looking in a minuscule mirror and I remember all the criticism I received about my body when I was young . I still follow them and hide my flaws as an adult. Rather than criticising our children’s appearance tarnishing there self esteem before they fully understand what it means ,we should tell our sons , daughters and non binary children they are beautiful , handsome , strong and brave. We should create a standard in our households that encourages our children’s individuality and self esteem , we should teach them that appearance isn’t everything it’s about the heart of it all. If we nurture are children when there young , when they are our age the will be able to stand tall with pride and full of a self love that’s hard to come by these days. To those of you like me who stand in the mirror looking for flaws only to strategically hide them. I believe that there will come a day where we won’t care anymore and on that day may we smile big from our core with happiness. – My

The song of the day is :

Shawn Mendes “Fallin All In You”

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